Arctotheca calendula

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Arctotheca calendula

a plant of the family Asteracea. Good forage plant but may contain toxic amounts of nitrate when it grows profusely after the breaking of a long drought. See also nitrite poisoning. Called also Cryptostemma calendula, capeweed.
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Other outcrossing weeds that have successfully colonized large areas of southern Australia are salvation jane (Echium plantagineum) (Brown and Burdon, 1983) and cape weed (Arctotheca calendula) (Dunbabin and Cocks, 1999; Dunbabin, 2001).
Dozens of ground covers can serve as lawn substitutes: Dalea greggii (trailing indigo bush), Cotoneaster salicifolius ``Repens,'' Ceonathus griseus ``horizontalis,'' Arctotheca calendula, cape weed or Coprosma ``verde vista.
Yellow-flowered Cape weed (Arctotheca calendula) is another of Sinjen's staples.
When you want color, few low-growing plants offer more than the four shown: Cape weed, arctotis, gazania, and osteospermum.
Cape Weed (arctotheca) has sunshine yellow flowers and gray-green leaves so similar to gazanias that the plants are often mistaken for each other.